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Pepper Trials

Pepper Trials A.E. Nightingale, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Horticultural Sciences
Texas A&M University

Date: 1990
Location: Dale Flukinger Farm -Waller, Texas

An equal number of uniform rows of Serrano and Jalapeno peppers were selected from a larger field for comparing Spray-N-Grow treatment with control. The following are the harvest dates and yields of each comparing Spray-N-Grow treatment with control. The following are the harvest dates and yields of each.

Serrano                                                                     
Date    Treated    Control                                   

6/13      105 lbs.      87 lbs.  
6/29      169 lbs.     117 lbs.
7/14      189 lbs.     123 lbs.
7/30      239 lbs.     130 lbs.
8/14      245 lbs.     149 lbs. 
8/29      254 lbs.     139 lbs.
9/13      257 lbs.    133 lbs.   
9/29      241 lbs.    137 lbs.  
10/14   253 lbs.    126 lbs. 
10/29   228 lbs.    123 lbs.
Total    2180 lbs.  1264 lbs.                                  


 Jalapeno 
 Date    Treated.   Control
  
6/17       117 lbs.     75 lbs.  
7/3         183 lbs.     112 lbs. 
7/18       214 lbs.     119 lbs.
8/4         228 lbs.     115 lbs. 
 8/18      225 lbs.    113 lbs. 
9/3         218 lbs.    109 lbs. 
9/19      234 lbs.    121 lbs.
10/7      216 lbs.    103 lbs. 
10/20    219 lbs.   107 lbs. 
11/8      198 lbs.    97 lbs.
Total    2052 lbs.   1071 lbs.

Yield Increase   Serrano 72.5%
Yield Increase   Jalapeno 91.6%

The first application of Spray-N-Grow was made once the transplants were established in the field. Three additional applications were made at 30 day intervals.

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